Continuum of Care (CoC) leadership and providers, researchers, advocates, and the HUD Technical Assistance (TA) providers engaged in an intentional evaluation and redesign of race, ethnicity, and gender data elements collected in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). People with lived experience of homelessness, community partners, homeless service providers, civic leaders, and anyone who wanted to contribute – were involved in making these critical improvements. The FY2024 HMIS Data Standards were updated based on the feedback provided.
About the Client-Centered Approach to Collecting HMIS Data
On Wednesday, June 14, 2023 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT, HUD will sponsor a webinar to discuss the HMIS Data Standards changes and the lessons learned from the process.
HUD published “We Listened – Centering Identity Through Changes in Data Collection” to outline some of the feedback received and how it changed the data collected. HMIS data elements was the process of engaging community partners, especially people with lived experience of homelessness, to improve how people experiencing homelessness are served.
If you have questions about this process submit them to the HUD Exchange Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. In Step 2 of the question submission process, select “Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)” from the “My question is related to” drop down list.